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Thousands at Funeral of Aid Activists PDF Print E-mail
Tens of thousands of Turks attended the funeral service for those killed by Israeli naval commandos who raided an aid convoy in international waters. IHH is the Islamic charity in Turkey which largely funded the aid flotilla that tried to break the Gaza blockade and Turkey rallied together to condemn Israel. (BBC, 5 June 2010)
 
Turkey Bombs Kurds PDF Print E-mail
20 Turkish fighter jets bombed dozens of Kurdish rebel targets in neighbouring Iraq. (BBC, 20 May 2010)
 
Spanish Church Accused of Abuse PDF Print E-mail
For almost 50 years, the Franciscan Brothers of the White Cross have run care homes across Spain, looking after the sick and the needy. Now the centre's head and two colleagues  are formally accused of sexual abuse, the latest in a flood of such accusations against the Catholic Church. (BBC, 18 May 2010)
 
Turkey Trains Muazzins PDF Print E-mail
An improvement scheme in Istanbul, Turkey is in place to train the Muazzins of all of the city's 3,000 Musjids to produce a beautiful call-to-prayer each morning. (BBC, 11 May 2010)
 
Kurds Attack Military Outpost PDF Print E-mail

Kurdish rebels attacked a military outpost in Nazmiye, eastern Turkey killing four soldiers and wounding several. (BBC, 1 May 2010)

 
UK Foreign Office Mocks Church PDF Print E-mail

A memo from the UK Foreign Office mocked the Catholic Church ahead of the Pope's visit to Britain. (BBC, 26 April 2010)

 
Volcano Halts Air Traffic PDF Print E-mail

A volcanic ash cloud in Europe's skies caused air flights to be stopped at major European airports including Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris. More than 6.8 million passengers were affected, as the crisis entered its fifth day. The shroud of fine mineral dust particles now stretches from the Arctic Circle in the north to the French Mediterranean coast in the south, and from Spain into Russia. Airspace remains closed, or partially closed, in more than 20 countries. 63,000 flights have been cancelled in four days. (BBC, 19 April 2010)

 
Cardinal Praised Paedophile Cover-up PDF Print E-mail

Vatican confirmed the authenticity of a letter written in 2001 in which Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, then in charge of clergy around the world, praised a French bishop for not denouncing a paedophile priest. (BBC, 16 April 2010)

 
Turkish Cypriots Favour Independence PDF Print E-mail

Turkish Cypriots elected as president Dervis Eroglu, who favours independence for the Muslim north Cyprus. (BBC, 18 April 2010)

 
Mujahideen Attacks in Caucasus Emirate PDF Print E-mail

Mujahideen killed two Russian police officers in the Russian-occupied Muslim republic of Ingushetia, in the latest in a series of bombings. (BBC, 5 April 2010) 12 people, including a top police official, killed in bombings in another Muslim republic, Dagestan. Dagestan, Ingushetia and Chechnya form part of the Muslim Caucasus Emirate fighting for independence from Russia. (BBC, 31 March 2010

 
Belgium to Ban Veil in Public PDF Print E-mail

A Belgian parliamentary committee voted to ban face-covering Islamic veils from being worn in public. It must now be approved by parliament to become law. (BBC, 31 March 2010)

 
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